95-100 / 100
95-100 / 100
Note from the chateau: The cool climate of spring gives flowers that are just normal in precocity; followed by a hot, dry summer, thunderstorms at the end of August/beginning of September which brought 50 mm of rain; the noble rot develops and offers a very rich first half of the harvest. From October 9, the continuation is complicated with 100 mm and too few dry windows for the concentration, the quality will not be the same any more.
Nuits Saint Georges
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD 1928
(06-2013) Dark fox red. Wonderfully rich, thick and creamy and finishes so clean and beautiful. If served blind you wouldn't guess the age anywhere near 85 years. Fantastic! Great with sautéed foie gras.
(11-1998). Tasted well over a dozen times in different contexts through the 1970s and 1980s, almost all 5-star though colour variation noted, from lemon gold to rich warm amber, but never as dark as the "29''.
(12-2021) Amber in color, the strong perfume is loaded with notes of butter, burnt caramel, smoke butterscotch, apricot jam and orange rind. The wine is surprisingly concentrated, fresh, silky long, bright, acidic and sweet, but not overly so, in the finish you find burnt toast with caramel, pineapple and candied green apples.